A Friend of Mr. Nijinsky
By Caro Soles
When the great Nijinsky arrives in New York to a tumultuous welcome in April, 1916, young Morgan Vanheusen braves his father’s wrath by helping the dancer steal away from his family’s estate during a charity event. An unlikely alliance blossoms and Morgan becomes known as ‘a friend of Mr. Nijinsky’. Doors open and he grabs the opportunity to get back to racing the motorcars he loves. But as the young American is drawn in to Nijinsky’s paranoid world, he is pulled into a murder investigation and discovers a side of his city he never knew existed. Then his sister is kidnapped by a mad Russian and only his new ‘friend’ can save her. Can Morgan count on the eccentric dancer to rescue his sister?
“A hundred years after Nijinsky’s arrival in New York, Caro Soles serves up a heady, high-octane cocktail of intrigue, death, and desire with this novel about a secret chapter of the dancer’s career. A racy read, in every sense of the word.” —Steven Saylor, author of Roma: The Novel of Ancient Rome
“In 1916, New York City quivered on the brink of the modern era. With elegant prose and exquisite period detail, Caro Soles transports the reader back to that complex world, weaving a subtle, utterly enchanting story of betrayal and murder amid the swirl of debutante soirees, motorcar racing, Russian ballet, and social upheaval.” —Barbara Fradkin, award-winning mystery author